BRICS Seek to Cement Position in Global Economic Landscape

Volume
17,
Number
11
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27 March 2013
27 March 2013
Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - collectively known as the BRICS - formally announced today their plans to launch a new development bank, in what analysts say is a move to reduce the group's dependence on the Bretton Woods institutions. The two-day meet, held in Durban...
27 March 2013
The race to make progress on farm trade negotiations ahead of the year-end WTO ministerial conference entered a new stretch today, as the chair announced the start of ambassador-level talks on issues that members believe could be agreed at the December meeting in Bali, Indonesia. A proposal to ease...
27 March 2013
Preparations for the planned launch of trade talks between Washington and Brussels have continued to advance, with the White House formally notifying Congress last week of its intent to conduct negotiations. However, efforts to begin the talks by summer are already facing some early hurdles, with...
27 March 2013
Members working on the proposed expansion of the WTO's Information Technology Agreement - a plurilateral pact aimed at liberalising trade in information and communication technology products - are aiming to have a final list of goods to add to the deal's coverage ready by the summer break, sources...
27 March 2013
Kazakhstan could be invited to become the WTO's 160th member in time for the organisation's ministerial conference in Bali, Indonesia this December, officials involved in the negotiations said last week. The Central Asian country has been working to join the Geneva-based trade organisation since...
27 March 2013
The EU and Japan have formally agreed to launch negotiations for a bilateral trade deal, leaders from both sides said on Monday, with the first round scheduled for mid-April. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and Japanese Prime Minister...
27 March 2013
Coming soon 28-29 May, Beijing, China. GLOBAL SERVICES FORUM. This event, organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) together with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the People's Government of Beijing Municipality will be held concurrently with the second China...
27 March 2013
BRUSSELS BRIEFING ON ENVIRONMENT - MARCH 2013. By Vieuws (March 2132). This short clip from new agency Vieuws recaps the latest environmental policy developments in Brussels. The video includes discussion on the EU's 2030 climate and energy policy, indirect land-use change, biofuels, and...